• Dr. DeAtley has worked in Higher Education since 1998. She has been involved with various initiatives such as Complete College America, Ohio Equity STEM Pipeline, Secondary Career-Technical Alignment Initiative and Achieving the Dream at various higher education institutions. In addition, she has worked with both Higher Learning Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACSCOC) on Colleges with accreditation. She is listed on the SACSCOC evaluator registry after completion of the Peer Evaluator training offered by SACSCOC. She has worked closely with K-12 partners, as well as, industry partners to serve the communities within Ohio, West Virginia and Alabama.   

    Dr. DeAtley joins Coastal Bend College after serving in the role of Chief Academic Officer as the Dean of Instruction at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Alabama.   

    Dr. DeAtley previously served West Virginia Northern initially as dean of academic affairs then was named interim vice president of academic affairs shortly after Dr. Riley, who held that job, was selected Northern’s president. After a national search process to fill the position, Dr. DeAtley was named VPAA.  

    Prior to working at Northern, Dr. DeAtley was associate vice president for academic affairs at New River Community and Technical College in Beckley, W.Va. Dr. DeAtley also served in some interim roles at New River Community and Technical College including as interim vice president of academic affairs, interim campus dean at Summersville Campus and interim campus dean at the Advanced Technology Center in Beaver, West Virginia. Dr. DeAtley was nominated for the Greatest Contributor Award after her first year at New River Community and Technical College. Previous to New River, she served in several positions at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, Ohio, including dean of career and technical education, medical assisting program director and medical assisting instructor. Dr. DeAtley was included in Ohio magazine in 2009 with their Excellence in Education feature as an outstanding faculty member in Ohio colleges and universities.   

    In addition, Dr. DeAtley in 2009 began teaching as an online instructor in healthcare administration for Kaplan University-Online now Purdue Global University. She holds membership in a number of professional organizations and has been an active volunteer with several community service groups. Dr. DeAtley was awarded the Outstanding Community Advocate award in 2011 by Lindsey Wilson College.   

    She earned her doctorate in educational leadership-higher education administration from Argosy University, Sarasota, Fla.; her master of science in business administration from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio; a bachelor of arts in organizational management from Midway, Ky., College; and an associate in applied science degree in medical assisting from Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.